UNHCR / MOZAMBIQUE DISPLACED

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18-Nov-2022 00:05:37
In Mozambique, displaced people are battling climate change on the frontlines. UNHCR

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STORY: UNHCR / MOZAMBIQUE DISPLACED
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LANGUAGES: SHIMAKONDE / PORTUGUESE / NATS
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29 OCTOBER 2022, CORRANE INTERNALLY DISPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT, MOZAMBIQUE

1. Med shot, Patricio in front of the house
2. SOUNDBITE (Shimakonde) Patrício Alberto Mponda, internally displaced person:
“My name is Patrício Alberto Mponda.”
3. Wide shot, Patrício Alberto Mponda outside his new house
4. SOUNDBITE (Shimakonde) Patrício Alberto Mponda, internally displaced person:
“In my village in Mwiangalewa, I was a farmer.”
5. Wide shot, Patricio walking towards the house he is building
6. SOUNDBITE (Shimakonde) Patrício Alberto Mponda, internally displaced person:
“Cyclone Gombe found me in Corrane along with my family; we lived in a shelter made of mats allocated by the government. We stayed inside that shelter until the strong winds tore down and destroyed the hut.”
7. Various shots, Patricio, damaged house

22 FEBRUARY 2020, BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE

8. Various shots, palm trees bending due to strong winds

30 MARCH 2019, BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE

9. Aerial shot, damaged structures, and fallen palm trees
10. Med shot, displaced people

29 OCTOBER 2022, CORRANE INTERNALLY DISPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT, MOZAMBIQUE

11. Various shots, Patricio, old house structure
12. SOUNDBITE (Shimakonde) Patrício Alberto Mponda, internally displaced person:
“This entire wall is destroyed, and rainwater ended up getting inside the shelter, and as strong winds accompanied the rain, it simply tore off the roof, and everything else was destroyed. We used to put food here, and it all got wet.”
13. Med shot, Patricio in damaged structure

31 OCTOBER 2022, CORRANE INTERNALLY DISPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT, MOZAMBIQUE

14. Various shots, UNHCR staff, new house structure
15. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Armando Macave, local staff, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR):
“We created a shelter with overhanging roofs around the shelter to withstand the capacity of the gale that can affect the shelter. We also improved the shelter's structure within the structure that makes the walls strong enough to withstand very strong winds and rains.”
16. Various shots, Macave, and tenant walking outside the new house

29 OCTOBER 2022, CORRANE INTERNALLY DISPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT, MOZAMBIQUE

17. Various shots, Patricio and his wife putting mud on new house walls
18. SOUNDBITE (Shimakonde) Patrício Alberto Mponda, internally displaced person:
“I learned to build houses this way in my village, for even the houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Kenneth and burned by the war, I was the one who built. Even in this new house here in Corrane, I managed to help the workers and give small instructions, and even today, some activities in the construction of the house I am doing personally. When I compare the previous shelter with this new one. The new shelter is much better.”
19. Various shots, Patricio and his wife putting mud on new house walls

30 MARCH 2019, BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE

20. Various shots, displaced people in a crowd, destroyed structures, fallen trees

29 OCTOBER 2022, CORRANE INTERNALLY DISPLACEMENT SETTLEMENT, MOZAMBIQUE

21. Various shots, Patricio working on his new house

STORYLINE:
In Mozambique, displaced people are battling climate change on the frontlines.

Mozambique is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in Africa.

The country was battered by five tropical storms and cyclones this spring, affecting thousands of families, including refugees in Nampula province and people internally displaced by the violence occurring in the northern province of Nampula.

In March, tropical Cyclone Gombe destroyed homes and damaged roads, flooded farmlands, and forced people to quickly find solutions to have new shelters on the spot or to flee in search of safety in other areas.

Mozambique is one of the world’s ‘invisible emergencies,’ suffering from the re-occurrence of yearly large-scale climate-induced natural disasters and conflict-driven human rights violations in the north of the country.

In addition, the country has a protracted refugee situation.

With a population of just over 31 million people, the country is home to over one million internally displaced persons as a result of conflict and climate emergencies, as well as nearly 29,000 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority of them living in the three northern Provinces of Nampula, Cabo Delgado, and Niassa.

Since the beginning of 2022, Mozambique has already been impacted by three severe weather phenomena, including tropical storms and cyclones, which hit the northern coastal areas affecting thousands of families in rural and urban locations.

Patrício Alberto Mponda and his family fled the violence from their village Mwiangalewa, in Muidumbe district, Cabo Delgado, to Corrane site in Nampula province, only to face cyclone Gombe that destroyed their home there.

UNHCR is helping him, his family, and other internally displaced persons build homes more resilient to withstand extreme weather.
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